Built in 1878, this was the first facility of its kind to process wheat in Central America. In recent years the historic mill has been renovated – and the surrounding forests put into a nature reserve.
Staying at finca Helvetia is like taking a step back in time, the rooms are quaint and the bed and breakfast retains the furnishings of a 19th century farmhouse. The property begs to be explored and is home to extensive gardens, a fish farm as well as old steam-powered machinery.
Although the rooms are modest, the mill is one of the most peaceful places to stay in all of Guatemala – so you can get a nights rest greatly deserved after a day of biking!